Bitcoin 

Square Crypto Hires Blockstream Co-Founder, Open Source Bitcoin Dev

Square Crypto, the cryptocurrency-focused branch of mobile payment company Square, has hired Blockstream co-founder and Bitcoin (BTC) developer Matt Corallo. Square Crypto announced the news in an official Twitter post on Aug. 20. Matt Corallo also commented on the announcement, saying: “So excited to be joining the @sqcrypto team over the coming weeks. Experimenting with different models to accelerate Bitcoin OSS is awesome!” As indicated in his Twitter post, Corallo is a Bitcoin Open Source Developer who previously worked at Bitcoin development company Chaincode Labs. Per his LinkedIn profile, Corallo…

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Bitcoin 

Binance Hires Former NBA, Dell Exec to Head Global Strategy Initiatives

Major cryptocurrency exchange and blockchain platform Binance has hired a former strategic executive at Dell and the National Basketball Association as Binance’s global strategy officer, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on June 5. Binance’s new official Strategy Officer, Gin Chao, will reportedly advance the organization’s global strategy, heading initiatives in corporate development, venture investment and its legal departments; Chao’s responsibilities also include finding ways to bridge departments via new hires. Chao is also reportedly expected to discover business opportunities for Binance partners, as well as to create…

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Bitcoin 

Coinbase Hires Amazon Web Services Veteran to Develop Staking Solutions

Major United States crypto exchange and wallet service provider Coinbase has reportedly hired a veteran of Amazon Web Services to develop staking and governance solutions for its crypto custodial services. The news was reported by The Block on March 4. Citing an alleged internal memo, the report claims that Luke Youngblood — formerly a principal solutions architect at AWS — has been hired to develop new staking and governance products, which will reportedly “provide Coinbase Custody clients with the ability to interact seamlessly with crypto-networks while maintaining the utmost security…

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Ethereum 

US Crypto Exchange ErisX Hires Former Wells Fargo Executive as Business Developer

United States-based cryptocurrency exchange ErisX announced that it hired former Wells Fargo executive Kyle Unterseher as a business development executive. The news was reported in a Medium post published by the exchange’s head of marketing on March 5. In December 2018, ErisX raised $27.5 million from Fidelity, Nasdaq Ventures and other investors, with the goal of offering spot trading in Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH) and Litecoin (LTC), as well as futures markets, pending regulatory approval in 2019. Unterseher joins the ErisX business development team and will be reporting directly to…

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